The world's biggest pearl found

 
The world's biggest pearl found
Philippine officials believe they may have recovered the biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world - weighing a whopping 34kg (5.2 stone), reports the BBC.

The pearl was found 10 years ago by a fisherman who was unaware of its value and kept it as a good luck charm, Palawan official Aileen Amurao said.

"We were amazed when he brought it to us," she told local media.

Officials are awaiting confirmation from gemologists that the find is indeed the world's largest pearl.

The pearl is 1ft (30.5cm) wide and 2.2ft long and, if confirmed, will easily beat the current record holder, the Pearl of Lao Tzu, which weighs 6.4kg.

It goes without saying that the fisherman can afford a larger boat once the pearl is sold.

Big pearls are found in giant clams that can weigh more than 400 kg, measure as much as 120 cm (47 in) across, and have an average lifespan in the wild of over 100 years.

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